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Union men’s basketball wins 76-72 at William Carey


Antoine Joseph

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - 11/21/2009 - The No. 11 ranked Union University Bulldogs posted a 76-72 win at William Carey (Miss.) University on Saturday. Union improved to 4-2 on the season, while the Crusaders of William Carey dropped to 2-1 overall.

Union overcame 17 turnovers and rallied from being down four points at halftime with a 41-point second half to earn the win.

Despite outshooting William Carey from the field and three point line in the first half, Union found themselves trailing 39-35 at the break. In the second half, Union found their points in the paint and at the free throw line. Union sank 14 free throws in the final 20 minutes and shot 50 percent from the field, with only one basket coming from behind the arc.

Union boasted five players in double figures led by Greg Truvillion with 15 points. Antoine Joseph added 14 points, Stan McNeil scored 13 points, Keith Tolliver added 12 points and Samuel Danache scored 11 points. Truvillion and Joseph each grabbed nine rebounds. Union shot 48 percent from the field, 29 percent (4-14) from behind the arc and 72 percent (18-25) from the free throw line.

William Carey was led by Cory Smith with a game-high 24 points. Drew Meyerchick added 17 points for the Crusaders. William Carey shot 40 percent from the field, 21 percent (3-14) from behind the arc and 61 percent (11-18) from the free throw line.

Up next for Union will be another road game in Mississippi on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Belhaven (Miss.) College.

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